Summerville, Pennsylvania

Summerville is a borough in Jefferson County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 528 at the 2010 census.[3]

Summerville, Pennsylvania
Houses along Redbank Creek
Houses along Redbank Creek
Location of Summerville in Jefferson County, Pennsylvania.
Location of Summerville in Jefferson County, Pennsylvania.
Summerville is located in Pennsylvania
Summerville
Summerville
Location of Summerville in Jefferson County, Pennsylvania.
Summerville is located in the United States
Summerville
Summerville
Summerville (the United States)
Coordinates: 41°06′59″N 79°11′18″W / 41.11639°N 79.18833°W / 41.11639; -79.18833Coordinates: 41°06′59″N 79°11′18″W / 41.11639°N 79.18833°W / 41.11639; -79.18833
CountryUnited States
StatePennsylvania
CountyJefferson
Settled1812
IncorporatedMarch 15, 1887
Government
 • TypeBorough Council
Area
 • Total0.62 sq mi (1.61 km2)
 • Land0.59 sq mi (1.54 km2)
 • Water0.03 sq mi (0.06 km2)
Elevation
1,152 ft (351 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total528
 • Estimate 
(2019)[2]
505
 • Density848.74/sq mi (327.44/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
15864
Area code(s)814
FIPS code42-75168

HistoryEdit

It was named after Summers Baldwin, the first settler in the area. It was formerly known as "Troy". The borough was incorporated in 1887.[4]

GeographyEdit

Summerville is located in western Jefferson County at 41°06′59″N 79°11′18″W / 41.116428°N 79.188391°W / 41.116428; -79.188391,[5] in the valley of Redbank Creek. Pennsylvania Route 28 (Harrison Street) passes through the north side of the borough, leading northeast up the creek valley 7 miles (11 km) to Brookville, the county seat, and southwest 12 miles (19 km) to New Bethlehem.

According to the United States Census Bureau, Summerville has a total area of 0.62 square miles (1.6 km2), of which 0.02 square miles (0.06 km2), or 4.02%, are water.[3]

DemographicsEdit

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880348
1890338−2.9%
190038012.4%
191060960.3%
19201,19996.9%
19301,2020.3%
19401,009−16.1%
1950933−7.5%
1960895−4.1%
1970859−4.0%
1980830−3.4%
1990675−18.7%
2000525−22.2%
20105280.6%
2019 (est.)505[2]−4.4%
Sources:[6][7][8]

At the 2000 census,[7] there were 525 people, 209 households and 158 families residing in the borough. The population density was 843.6 per square mile (326.9/km2). There were 241 housing units at an average density of 387.2 per square mile (150.1/km2). The racial makeup of the borough was 98.10% White, 0.57% Native American, and 1.33% from two or more races.

There were 209 households, of which 29.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.2% were married couples living together, 10.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.4% were non-families. 24.4% of all households were made up of individuals, and 13.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.44 and the average family size was 2.88.

20.0% of the population were under the age of 18, 7.0% from 18 to 24, 30.3% from 25 to 44, 22.1% from 45 to 64, and 20.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 92.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.9 males.

The median household income was $30,909 and the median family income was $38,000. Males had a median income of $26,792 compared with $18,409 for females. The per capita income was $16,745. About 3.2% of families and 6.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.5% of those under age 18 and 2.7% of those age 65 or over.

EducationEdit

Christ's Dominion Academy, a private Christian school, is located in the borough.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2019 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 28, 2020.
  2. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". United States Census Bureau. May 24, 2020. Retrieved May 27, 2020.
  3. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Census Summary File 1 (G001): Summerville borough, Pennsylvania". American Factfinder. U.S. Census Bureau. Archived from the original on February 13, 2020. Retrieved November 7, 2018.
  4. ^ McKnight, William James (1917). Historical. J.H. Beers. p. 478.
  5. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. February 12, 2011. Retrieved April 23, 2011.
  6. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved December 11, 2013.
  7. ^ a b "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 31, 2008.
  8. ^ "Incorporated Places and Minor Civil Divisions Datasets: Subcounty Resident Population Estimates: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2012". Population Estimates. U.S. Census Bureau. Archived from the original on June 11, 2013. Retrieved December 11, 2013.